Two adorable L-shaped houses have been combined and restored in a fresh and airy style set down a long drive deep in the French countryside. Unwind surrounded by forests and fields or jump in the car to visit one of the glorious châteaux of the Loire.
The large sitting room has a period fireplace and unlimited logs as well as a TV, and you can borrow books and board games. Outside, there’s a terrace with a barbecue, table and chairs, and a huge wooden Nordic-style hot tub – plus lots of lawn and forest to find a peaceful spot to sit in.
The house is one of fifteen self-catering properties on a vast wooded estate. Drive to the main house to use the shared heated swimming pool and fitness track; you can hire bikes, or kayaks, paddleboards and boats for the lake here too. The nearest restaurants are in Sonzay, a ten-minute drive.